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Embedding implementation science in the research pipeline.

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Zullig, LL; Drake, C; Check, DK; Brunkert, T; Deschodt, M; Olson, MS; De Geest, S
Published in: Transl Behav Med
February 7, 2024

Clinical and health services researchers seek to discover effective programs, practices, and interventions to improve people's health. The current paradigm for evidence generation is incremental and misaligned to translate evidence-based discoveries into real-world settings. This persistent challenge are "valleys of death" that represent missed opportunities and preventable missteps to actually use scientific advancements in real-world clinical settings where they can improve health and well-being (De Geest S, Zúñiga F, Brunkert T et al. Powering Swiss health care for the future: implementation science to bridge "the valley of death". 2020;150:w20323). Only one in seven of evidence-based interventions is ever implemented. It is after an average of 17 years. We propose embedding the principles of implementation science throughout the research pipeline, from discovery to adoption, to efficiently translate discoveries into real-world contexts (Balas EA, Boren SA. Managing clinical knowledge for health care improvement. 2000;9:65-70). We outline implications for capacity building, including composition of the research team, study design, and competencies that could bolster the value proposition of implementation science. We describe a research paradigm that recognizes scientists' responsibility to ensure their discoveries be translated into real-world settings.

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Transl Behav Med

DOI

EISSN

1613-9860

Publication Date

February 7, 2024

Volume

14

Issue

2

Start / End Page

73 / 79

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Research Design
  • Physicians
  • Implementation Science
  • Humans
  • Health Facilities
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • 52 Psychology
  • 42 Health sciences
  • 32 Biomedical and clinical sciences
  • 1112 Oncology and Carcinogenesis
 

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Zullig, L. L., Drake, C., Check, D. K., Brunkert, T., Deschodt, M., Olson, M. S., & De Geest, S. (2024). Embedding implementation science in the research pipeline. Transl Behav Med, 14(2), 73–79. https://doi.org/10.1093/tbm/ibad050
Zullig, Leah L., Connor Drake, Devon K. Check, Thekla Brunkert, Mieke Deschodt, Melvin Skip Olson, and Sabina De Geest. “Embedding implementation science in the research pipeline.Transl Behav Med 14, no. 2 (February 7, 2024): 73–79. https://doi.org/10.1093/tbm/ibad050.
Zullig LL, Drake C, Check DK, Brunkert T, Deschodt M, Olson MS, et al. Embedding implementation science in the research pipeline. Transl Behav Med. 2024 Feb 7;14(2):73–9.
Zullig, Leah L., et al. “Embedding implementation science in the research pipeline.Transl Behav Med, vol. 14, no. 2, Feb. 2024, pp. 73–79. Pubmed, doi:10.1093/tbm/ibad050.
Zullig LL, Drake C, Check DK, Brunkert T, Deschodt M, Olson MS, De Geest S. Embedding implementation science in the research pipeline. Transl Behav Med. 2024 Feb 7;14(2):73–79.
Journal cover image

Published In

Transl Behav Med

DOI

EISSN

1613-9860

Publication Date

February 7, 2024

Volume

14

Issue

2

Start / End Page

73 / 79

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Research Design
  • Physicians
  • Implementation Science
  • Humans
  • Health Facilities
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • 52 Psychology
  • 42 Health sciences
  • 32 Biomedical and clinical sciences
  • 1112 Oncology and Carcinogenesis